The 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 2019) for esports was officially
opened yesterday at the San Juan Centre in Manila, the Philippines where it is available for free public entry. Due to overwhelming requests from fans to view the SEA Games remotely, Razer (official esports partner for the SEA Games) made the esports event available online via live streams for real-time results from now till December 10th, 2019, Tuesday.
In addition to being recognized and acknowledged by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the high demand for esports in the region was apparent in the streaming viewership. Razer observed close to 2 million views on the first day of the games. This includes approximately 70,000 concurrent views. Online streaming platforms included Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch. Razer predicts an overall view of over 100 million upon the official closure of the games. The SEA Games is an eleven-country international sporting event sanctioned by the IOC, and the first to include esports as a medaled competitive discipline.
The event features the following gaming titles:
- Mobile Legends: Bang Bang
- Arena of Valor, Dota 2, Starcraft II
- Tekken 7
Athletes will battle it out to achieve the first gold medal for each discipline. For more of the tournament schedules and live streams, check out this link provided. Check out some of the previous video’s below presented by Razer: